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Mike Brookbank

11 December 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Pandemic shutdowns have led to empty beds at the Cleveland Hostel which it has offered to local homeless shelters to help lighten their load. Although the hostel only offers several dozen beds, it’s filling a critical...

The New York Times

Amelia Nierenberg

27 October 2020

United States

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Schools across the country are trying a different approach to teaching safely during the pandemic: outdoors teaching. This article provides four examples of schools implementing this method and how they did it, from t...

The National

Olivia Cuthbert

5 August 2020

Beirut, Lebanon

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Within hours of a massive explosion that left 300,000 people homeless, residents in and around Beirut opened their doors to house those impacted by the destruction. Thawramap, which normally identifies locations of pe...

The New York Times

Tariro Mzezewa

8 April 2020

London, England, United Kingdom

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From London to Toronto and across the United States, hotels are re-opening their doors for health care workers responding to COVID-19. Recognizing the need for isolated places to stay, hotels that had once closed beca...

Yes! Magazine

Ivy Brashear

23 March 2020

Berea, Kentucky, United States

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As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...

Vox

Matthew Zeitlin

11 October 2019

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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Cities like Santa Barbara are creating "Safe Parking Programs" that designate certain parking lots as safe and legal for residents living in their cars to park at night. An organized intake procedure on-site attempts ...

Bitterroot

Alisa Reznick

19 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A series of churches in Phoenix, Arizona are stepping up to help migrant families released by ICE by providing them up with a place to stay temporarily, medical care, donated supplies, and the beginnings of a plan to ...

Yes! Magazine

Rose Lambert-Sluder

5 April 2019

Tucson, Arizona, United States

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In Tucson, Arizona, a former Benedictine monastery is providing temporary shelter to asylum seekers. The space was temporarily donated to Casa Alitas, a nonprofit, following a sharp increase in asylum-seeker in the pa...

The Hechinger Report

Charlotte West

18 March 2019

United States

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Thirty-six percent of university and 46 percent of community college students in the United States are housing insecure. From providing monthly rent subsidies to allowing students living in their cars to park on campu...

Streetsblog LA

Damien Newton

10 December 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The Safe Parking Program in Los Angeles is providing people living out of their vehicles with secure lots. For those facing housing instability, this temporary measure helps people save their energy and resources so t...

NPR

Rachael McDonald

20 April 2017

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Texas Observer

Gus Bova

30 January 2017

Austin, Texas, United States

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Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...

Global Sisters Report

Joachim Pham

12 December 2016

Da lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

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It is rare for ethnic minority women from rural villages in Vietnam to pursue education. At the Dominican Sisters' Huong Duong Dormitory they are providing women with accommodations, scholarships, and support systems ...

Yes! Magazine

J. Gabriel Ware

15 September 2015

Kirkland, Washington, United States

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Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...

The Huffington Post

Joseph Erbentraut

31 July 2015

Za'atari, Jordan

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The living conditions in refugee camps in the Middle East are very poor. Architects are piloting the Re:Build construction system that utilizes materials in the natural environment to construct homes, schools, and cli...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

11 July 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Despite pushback from the hospitality sector, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro worked around their short-term housing limitations for the 2014 World Cup by taking advantage of Airbnb and other short-term, local rental options....

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

1 September 2011

Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya

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American humanitarian aid and programs by the United Nations have proved beneficial to equip Middle Eastern refugees with resources for self-settlement outside of camps. The self-settlement model has empowered refugee...

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